Wishing you a sweet holiday. I made polymer clay chocolate eggs, decorated them and glued them to a Styrofoam tree. I filled in the empty spaces with some dried moss, tiny flowers and leaves.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Friday, March 29, 2013
One of the abstract collages I did for the art fair. I was inspired by the story of Judas, his cowardly act of betrayal. I started thinking about spineless people who go along with the crowd, intentionally hurting another. Or those who keep silent because they don't want to get involved; don't want to rock the boat; inadvertently hurting another. My slouching figure cannot rightfully hold his head high. He cowardly hides behind "anonymous". He faces away from the light. He has no eyes, ears or mouth because he cannot see, hear or speak the truth. No hands or feet due to his inability to make amends. Good Friday has me deep thinking. Happier thoughts tomorrow (promise).
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Last Saturday was our one day local art fair - 8 am to 3 pm. We had beautiful Arizona weather, but we didn't have the number of attendees we normally do. I had a terrible location (behind a door) due to a glitch in the system. Needless to say, I did not do well. But, it was in the shade and had a nice breeze, but very little traffic. The best part of the day was visiting with good friends who stopped by to wish me well.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
After attaching the base and top, I added the jewelry hangers and hung the cork necklaces. I dressed it in a pretty blue top and added some of my bead crochet necklaces. It all comes apart so I can store it, but I like it so much, I'm going to use it in my studio. But, I am so glad it was finished in time for this Saturday's art air.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Last minute, I am making more cork necklaces and putting the base coat on some paper mache' ornaments.
Friday, March 15, 2013
"For God and Country" is one of the mixed media paintings I'm finishing up for our local art fair March 23. I'm also working on polymer clay pieces and a new display for my booth. Every surface is covered with projects in progress. It's visually overwhelming, but I'm so excited, having so much fun and in hyper drive. The hubby, not so much.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Monday, March 11, 2013
Saturday, March 9, 2013
By using a magnet on the back of the canvas, I can change the position of the tile.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
A 15" x 48" painting I textured and painted in acrylics. I drilled out a small circle about the size of a nickel on the back of the wooden squares and circles (tiles). I applied polymer clay canes to the fronts and baked them. After they were cooled, I painted them and glued super magnets in them.
I hold the tile on the front of the canvas while I place the super magnet behind the canvas.
Above is a super magnet on the back of a smaller painting just to show you its placement. If you get tired of the magnetic polymer clay tiles on the canvas, you can turn your refrigerator into a piece of art.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
I receive magnetic business cards in the mail every once in a while. I cover the business card side with liquid polymer, apply cane slices and bake. They make beautiful fridge magnets. I also discovered that by placing a super magnet under the blouse material, they could be worn as magnetic pins.
[Warning: Pregnant women or persons with pacemakers should avoid wearing magnetic jewelry.]
Monday, March 4, 2013
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Friday, March 1, 2013
I purchased this brooch at a fancy estate store outside of Chicago, Illinois twenty years ago. I fell in love with the quirky little flowers and the metal work. I was told a "story" of it being over 50 years old and from the collection of so and so (I always love hearing the stories). None of it mattered though; it had me at the door.